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pestle

noun

1 pestle

Machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores.

synonym: stamp.

Dutch: stempel
Polish: stempel



2 pestle

A heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone.

synonyms: muller, pounder.

Dutch: stamper

3 pestle

A club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar.

Dutch: stamper

verb

1 pestle

Grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar.


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